Instruments

Instruments

Specializing in high-performance instrumentation

 LASP has specialized in customized, high-performance instrumentation for space science research since 1948.  Our instruments have explored every planet in our solar system. LASP continues to push boundaries to provided innovative technology that enhances science return for the space science community.

LASP develops both remote-sensing and in-situ instruments for an impressive variety of space missions. In the space sciences, in situ means that an instrument directly measures the environment in which the satellite is embedded, such as energetic particles in the solar wind. Remote sensing, by contrast, provides data that are indirectly obtained by measuring reflected or emitted radiation from a distance, such as monitoring temperature changes on Earth using space-based cameras.

Search below for additional information about the many instruments LASP is currently building or has already launched.

Explore LASP Instruments:

AETHER
Atmospheric Electrodynamics probe for THERmal plasma
AP
Auroral Photometer
BABAR
Black Array of Broadband Absolute Radiometers
CDE
Cosmic Dust Experiment
CIPS
Cloud Imaging and Particle Size Experiment
DAXSS
Dual Aperture X-Ray Solar Spectrometer
DFB
Digital Fields Board
Dual SPS
Dual Solar Position Sensor
EMUS
Emirates Mars Ultraviolet Spectrometer
EUV
Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer
EUVM
Extreme Ultraviolet Monitor
EVE
Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment
EXI
Emirates Exploration Imager
EXIS
Extreme ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors
FUVI
Far Ultraviolet Imager
GOLD Instrument
Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk Instrument
HR UVS
High-Resolution Ultraviolet Spectrometer
HySICS
Hyperspectral Imager for Climate Science
IBS
Impactor Box Systems
IDEX
Interstellar Dust Explorer
IUVS
The Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph
LDEX
Lunar Dust Experiment
LPW
Langmuir Probe and Waves
MASCS
Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer
OWLS
Occultation Wave Limb Sounder
PPS
Photopolarimeter Subsystem
REPT
Relativistic Electron Proton Telescope
REPTile
Relativistic Electron and Proton Telescope integrated little experiment
SEE
Solar EUV Experiment
SEUVM
Solar Extreme Ultraviolet Monitor
SIM
Spectral Irradiance Monitor
SOLSTICE
Solar Stellar Irradiance Comparison Experiment
SPS
Solar Position Sensor
SUDA
Europa Surface Dust Analyzer
SVET
The SVET Instrument
SXP
Solar X-ray Photometer
TIM
Total Irradiance Monitor
TIMAS
Toroidal Imaging Mass-Angle Spectrograph
UVNO
Ultraviolet Nitric-Oxide instrument
UVP
Ultraviolet Photometer
UVS
Ultraviolet Spectrometer
VBSDC
Venetia Burney Student Dust Counter
XP
X-ray Photometer
XPS
X-ray Ultraviolet Photometer System